I recently a few months back was told that I have Actinic Cheilitis which is a common precancerous condition of the lip due to sun damage. I am nearing the end of the first treatment to get rid of it and hopefully the last . I have been treating my lower lip with FU-5 cream which seeks out and destroys the precancerous cells and causes a reaction that makes your lip all red, crusty with occasional bleeding.
I Had no idea that I might have anything going on until my mother in law noticed I always seemed to have a slightly dry lower lip. I am 40 years old I know this damage was caused due 25 + years of skiing, Hiking, going to the beach and cycling and not using any protection from the sun in my younger years. But when your young you don't think about this stuff much or take it very serious.
Has anyone else here on the forums dealt with this as well and have info you can provide as far as treatments and results?
I Also wanted to get some ideas on Sun Blocks / Screens that work best in your opinions? I am Looking for sunblock and Chapsticks brands that have proper UVA/UVB protection and any other ideas as far as protecting your self from the sun when out riding.